Tyson Foods: How Safe is That Chicken? Essay

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Tyson Foods has entered millions of homes in America and is seen as a convenient, healthy form of sustenance. This company portrays itself as a family company, that provides safe food for a growing world population; however, it is in fact contaminated and filled with deceit, deception, and fraudulence. Tyson vocalizes that it has the consumer’s best interest in mind, meanwhile its sole interest is its revenue. It manufactures second-rate chicken byproducts and disguises it as a healthy choice for families. It has been discovered that Tyson distributes contaminated foods, injects its products with antibiotics, and abuses its livestock; thus, society needs to prohibit such rancid foods from entering its homes and being fed to …show more content…
Society has allowed Tyson Foods to enter into its life; however, society is unaware of the monster it has welcomed. Tyson stresses the safeness of the foods it produces. Tyson states healthy animals are raised and nutritiously fed by family farmers whom receive support for “disease prevention and animal well-being,” and technicians and veterinarians monitor and purchase livestock closely. Trained drivers then transport the live animals and finished products to the plant where testing and audits are conducted to ensure safe food practice. The final products are sent to food distributors where retailers are trained in providing safe handling of its products. Tyson shines a light on the positive aspects of its company while purposely leaving out darker facts which may make its consumers dismayed. A vast majority of farmers inject their animals with antibiotics to prevent infections which impede the profitability of their livestock. Recent research has led to the growing concern in the injection of animals with antibiotics due to the fact that doing so may foster antibiotic-resistant bacteria, facilitating the possibility of a resistant bacteria which will not be contained through the use of antibiotics. Tyson advertises its food with a “raised without antibiotics” label which is used to assure its consumers that the foods they purchase have not been raised with antibiotics;

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